Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
On Saturday, September 20, Back Bay Drive will be closed to all users (pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles) from San Joaquin Hills Road to Eastbluff Drive (North) from approximately 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for the Annual Upper Newport Bay Cleanup Day.
Should you have specific questions about the event or would like to attend, please visit http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html or http://newportbay.org/stewardship/cleanupday/ or contact the event organizers at (949) 640-1751.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Progress comes, eventually
This just posted on the CHP website as 3-Feet law becomes effective today.
- Watch out for bicyclists. Cyclists have the right to use all roads except where specifically excluded (freeways, etc.)
- Give at least three feet when passing, or slow down to a reasonable and safe speed.
- Be patient. If a roadway is too narrow for a cyclist to share with a vehicle, the cyclist has the right to ride in the center of the roadway.
Now, not to niggle, but the CHP actually means “center of the lane.“ Center of the roadway would put you on the center line of the between rows of opposing traffic. But under CVC 21202 we’ve had the right to fully occupy a lane otherwise “too narrow to share,” though until now this vaunted State authority on traffic law has suppressed and denied it, and written thousands of bogus tickets for bicyclists doing the safe and lawful thing.
But, hey, if the 3-Feet law does nothing else, it seems to finally provoke a reasonable perspective from the CHP head office. Now if they’ll just tell the guys in field….
This link will let you rank proposed Bikeways in OCTA’s planning process. Some are off-highway Class 1 trails, some are along “corridors” that include familiar streets and highways. YOUR responses will help prioritize $-tax expenditures on these projects. And please leave your written comments, too.
We need to hear from YOU.
Brenda Miller, San Clemente’s untiring bike advoc, posted this last night and we reprint it verbatim: Great news to share: the Orange Section of the American Planning Association has awarded the City of San Clemente the top prize in transportation planning in recognition of our new Mobility and Complete Streets Element / Bicycle and Pedestrian [...]